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Maneuvering in Space

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#87295 by @ 23.05.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
Maneuvering in Space

What arm is 17 meters long and sometimes uses humans for fingers?

The Canadarm2 aboard the
International Space Station (ISS).

Canadarm2 has multiple joints and is capable of maneuvering
payloads as massive as 116,000 kilograms, equivalent to a fully loaded bus.

Canadarm2 is operated by remote control by a human inside the

space station.

To help with tasks requiring a particularly high level of precision and detail,
an astronaut can be anchored to an attached foot constraint.

The arm is able propel itself
end-over-end around the outside of the space station.

Pictured above, astronaut
Stephen Robinson
rides Canadarm2 during the
mission of the space shuttle Discovery
to the ISS in 2005 August.

Space shuttles often deploy their own original version of a
robotic arm dubbed

Next year, a second robotic arm is scheduled to be deployed on the space station.

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#87338 by @ 23.05.2006 19:56 - nach oben -
also wenn eine dä längscht hett....